What is self-care?
When you do things to look after yourself this is called Something you do to look after yourself.self-care.
Self-care can be as simple as spending time doing things you like. They help you feel happy and relaxed.
There are many ways that the NDIS can help you with self-care.
Self-care at home
There’s lots of things you can do as self-care at home. For example:
Spending time in nature
When a professional person looks into something or studies it..Research shows that spending time outdoors in nature is good for your health and helps you relax. There are lots of self-care activities you can do outdoors. For example:
There are lots of ways to bring nature indoors too. For example:
Exercise helps you stay healthy. There are lots of ways to exercise including going for a walk or going to the gym. There are free workout videos on YouTube so you can even exercise at home.
The NDIS can support you to exercise and stay healthy if that is your goal. For example, the NDIS may pay for:
For example, Luke is a wheelchair user and loves sports. His goal was to try adapted skiing, so he could use his NDIS money to hire the adapted equipment he needed.
Eating healthily is a form of self-care. The NDIS can support you to eat healthily if that is your goal. For example, the NDIS may pay for:
Looking after your mental health
Looking after your the feeling of being well and able to do the things you normally do.mental health and how you feel is important.
Sometimes you may feel sad, worried or angry. You may not want to do the things you normally like doing. You may feel When you feel a lot and you don’t know what to do about it. .overwhelmed like everything is just too much.
There is nothing wrong with feeling this way. Lots of people can feel this way.
It is important to understand how you are feeling and what you can do to feel better.
If you do want to learn more about looking after your mental health you can click here. This link has more detailed and Hard to understand.complex information.
Spending time with people who make you happy is important for self-care.
You can meet up with your friends in person, FaceTime them, or chat to them on social media. It is important to feel connected and part of a community.
The NDIS can support you to meet new people and stay connected if that is your goal. For example, the NDIS may pay for: